Legislator Steven J.
Flotteron (R-11th Legislative District) congratulated Scout John
Raymond Donovan from Boy Scouts of America Troop 205, Great River, NY on
achieving the rank of Eagle Scout. Donovan was the Troop’s 73rd
Eagle Scout. To become an Eagle Scout, the Scout must earn 21 merit badges, of
which 12 are specifically Eagle required, progress through six rank
advancements, from Tenderfoot, Second Class, First Class, Star, Life, then
Eagle, and also plan, develop and implement a major service project for the
community. Donovan exceeded the requirement by earning 30 merit badges. His
Service Project was the development and implementation of two information
boards at each of the entrances of the Little League of the Islips complex.
More than 200 hours and 37 workers were invested in this project, with Scout
Donovan’s leadership and supervision.
“Boys such as Scout
Donovan who are committed to this declaration of principles and hard work are
awarded Scouting’s highest honor, the Eagle. This achievement is a rarity,
accomplished by only two percent of all scouts,” said Legislator Flotteron.